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If you are fundraising for Living Streets Happy Shoesday, please make sure you fundraise legally – and take a moment to read the following guidelines and information before you start.

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Fundraising dos and don'ts

  • Please make sure your fundraising materials (e.g. posters) include the line: ‘In support of Living Streets, registered charity 5368409 (England/Wales); SC039808 (Scotland)’.
  • Your fundraising materials must not suggest that you represent the charity, only that you are fundraising in support of us.
  • We don’t advise you to collect money in a public place or door to door. If you do choose to do so, you’ll need your own licence from your local authority (you should find details about this on your local authority’s website).
  • If children (under 16) are involved in fundraising in any way, please make sure that they have permission from their parent or guardian, and are properly supervised by a responsible adult. Children should never approach strangers about fundraising.
  • For Happy Shoesday 2020, we do not recommend that you plan any type of lottery (such as a raffle, tombola or sweepstake), as there are strict Gambling Commission rules about what you can do.
  • You should always consider whether you need appropriate insurance cover for your fundraising activity. If necessary, carry out a risk assessment and make sure participants are fully briefed about the activity.

For more information on fundraising codes of practice please see relevant sections of the Fundraising Regulator website or the Institute of Fundraising guidance for schools.

Fundraising safety tips for parents & guardians

We recommend that a responsible adult properly supervises children under the age of 16 who are involved in Happy Shoesday

And we recommend that children don’t approach strangers to ask them for money or to get involved in their fundraising activity.

Please always take care when publishing any information about children, in particular their surname, school name, home address, or photo to ensure that under-16s are not easily identifiable.

Always check with other parents/guardians before you involve their children in fundraising, especially if their activity is being photographed or filmed.

We recommend that each participating school looks after any money that is collected, and is responsible for paying the money to us. We don’t recommend that children pay us money directly or send us their details.

Disclaimer – please read

Please be safe! Whilst we really appreciate your support, Living Streets is not responsible for organising, supervising or hosting your Happy Shoesday activity. All activities, and participation in them, are at the organisers’ and participants’ own risk. Your activity should not pose a danger to you or any onlookers.

Living Streets does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage, or for any death or personal injury, arising out of any fundraising activity including liability as a result of negligence (except death or personal injury caused by Living Streets negligence).

If you wish to donate to Living Streets, please note that your donation or sponsorship payment is non-refundable.

Read our Happy Shoesday privacy policy here.